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Don't Give Up: Appealing Your Social Security Claim

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The process for applying for Social Security disability is undoubtedly long and complex. Often, applicants are disappointed to learn that their initial effort to get those valuable benefits is denied, leaving them disheartened and weary of the process. The good news is that you will have the opportunity to appeal the adverse ruling and get your benefits approved. Read on to learn more about the steps you need to take to ensure that you get the benefits that you need and deserve.

27 September 2017

When Your Child Is Disabled

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Many people associate Social Security disability with adults who can no longer work at their jobs, but one form of this government assistance is also available for younger people. Children under the age of 18 who qualify with a disability are entitled to receive monthly benefits payments. Unlike the form of Social Security that helps workers, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is aimed at those who have not worked, but who can qualify in other ways.

27 September 2017

A Bail Bond Agent Will Help You Get Out Of Jail

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Getting arrested can be a traumatic experience. You don't want to have to spend more time in jail than you have to. There are things that you can do. One of them is that you can get a bail bond, which will give you the change to get out of jail and wait at home until you have your trial.  Bail Bond A bail bond is an assurance that you will show up in court on your court date.

15 September 2017

What To Expect At A DMV Hearing Following A DUI Arrest In California

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If you've been arrested for a DUI in California, you'll not only face criminal proceedings, but you'll also have to deal with the California Department of Motor Vehicles. With the former, you're looking at potential fines and jail time. But with the latter, your license could be revoked or suspended. Because the DMV hearing takes place before a trial, it can set the course for how your case turns out. So how you handle yourself is critical.

11 September 2017

Getting Your Finances Ready For Divorce

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Making the decision to end a marriage can be emotionally challenging. You don't want to compound the stress that you feel when going through the divorce process by dealing with serious financial mistakes. Handling your finances properly as you prepare to file for divorce can help streamline the separation process and ensure that you don't encounter financial hardships in the future. Here are three things that you can do to get your finances ready for a divorce.

28 August 2017

You Don't Always Have To Claim You Were Sober When Charged With A DUI…

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Many people, when faced with DUI (driving under the influence) charges, think that the best defense is to prove that they didn't do it. However, this isn't always the case; there are defenses that can get you off the hook even it's clear that you were driving while intoxicated. For example, you can claim that: You Had To Do It This is the necessity defense, which you should use if you can prove that you had to drive while intoxicated because not doing so would have led to a greater evil.

13 August 2017

Learn How Being Paid "Off the Books" Can Hurt Your Claim

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It's not unheard of for employers and employees to agree to unconventional payment arrangements. The most common of these involve being paid "under the table" or "off the books". Both are euphemisms that simply mean being paid directly, usually in cash and without any payroll taxes being deducted from those payments. There are plenty of reasons why such an arrangement would exist, but in the end, it could end up being detrimental in the event of a work-related injury.

4 August 2017

Four Situations That Can Cause Wage Garnishment And How To Stop It

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When you are already doing all you can to bring home as much money as you can, it gets really frustrating to find out that your wages are being garnished. Living from paycheck to paycheck is hard enough without being robbed by someone who thinks you should be paying them too. If you want to stop wage garnishment, you first have to understand how it starts, and then all the ways you can stop it.

20 July 2017

What You Need To Know If A Lien Is Placed On Your Property

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Finding out that you have had a lien placed on your property is devastating news, especially if you have plans to sell your home soon. After finding out exactly who filed the lien, the next logical question is often – how does this affect me? Here is some valuable information to help you grasp what you're up against and how to move forward. What Are Liens? Start by gaining a better understanding of what a lien is.

20 July 2017

Can Being Judgment Proof Protect You From Creditors?

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When you have a past due debt, there is a possibility that your creditor could take legal action against you to recover the amount that is owed. Depending on your current financial status, if you are currently judgment proof, the actions the creditor takes might not have an immediate impact on you. If you are facing legal action from a creditor and think you are judgment proof, here is what you need to know.

14 July 2017